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An Everyday Theologian

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! ‘For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?’ For from him and through... Continue Reading →

My Little Corner

I pulled back the drapes and when I looked out the plate glass window, the rising fog atop the False River was lingering. There were ducks on the water and a white heron flew in for rest on the rocks along the water’s edge. The past few weeks have been spent with my time divided... Continue Reading →

The One Who Authors my Story

It's been some time since we've enjoyed the mountains of Van Buren County. This year, I missed fall's colors, lazy days of reading from the porch swing, and watching for wildlife. Yet, I treasured the solitude in the early hours today; I was up before dawn putting thoughts and words together. The outdoor temperature of... Continue Reading →

The Setting Sun

We crossed the Audubon Bridge at sunset and as darkness fell, the flames atop the sugar cane shone brightly. No metaphor for the brevity of human life is more prominent than the rising and setting of the sun. We do well to ponder Paul's words to the Corinthians regarding ministry to the saints as we... Continue Reading →

Ruth Part Six: Hope for the Future

In an earlier post, we began to look at the character of Boaz. A man of both moral standing and material wealth, he is a man who is merciful and admirable who leads his workers and does justly for Ruth. In Ruth 2:20 we will also learn that Boaz is a redeemer. In the details... Continue Reading →

Ruth Part Five: A Light in the Darkness

God works to teach lessons about Himself and it's in the second chapter of Ruth that we are introduced to a light in the darkness. In the previous chapter, the narrative dealt primarily with Naomi, Orpah, and Ruth. We now move to the community as a whole, Bethlehem and our introduction to Boaz (2:1). Darkness... Continue Reading →

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